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    [The Raw Shark Texts] Download À Steven Hall A brief behind the scenes recap of The Raw Shark Texts Steven Hall is inspired Writes a brilliant one hundred pages of an unfinished novel The first hundred pages of 'The Raw Shark Texts' are truly a great read hinting at something avant garde something page turning in the finest sense of the term We're all clicking off

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    [The Raw Shark Texts] Download À Steven Hall read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Steven Hall Steven Hall Æ 3 free download There might be very minor spoilers here but I doubt they will make any sense to you if you haven't read the book so read on unles you are uber paranoid about spoilers“The Raw Shark Texts” It’s supposed to be a literary psychological thri

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    [The Raw Shark Texts] Download À Steven Hall For sheer ballsy creativity The Raw Shark Texts is an incendiary word bomb of conceptual fish mad world hungry pseudo immortals movie geekdom Greek tragedy and cats with mundane namesTo say there is something lacking in Ste

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    [The Raw Shark Texts] Download À Steven Hall Personally I wouldn't have ended it on such a sappy note and OF COURSE he's reading Paul Auster in that scene towards the end but this was a pretty compelling and inventive read overall even if some of it felt a bit gimmicky at points One could only hope for such generous criticism of their first novel so that's why I'm giving credit where

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    [The Raw Shark Texts] Download À Steven Hall The Raw Shark Texts was released back in 2007 by first time UK author Steven Hall In some circles it’s been referred to as some bizarre cross between Jaws and The Matrix with perhaps a little Da Vinci Code thrown in there for good measure I

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    [The Raw Shark Texts] Download À Steven Hall Hall’s conceptual sharks are clever baffling and original His typographical uirks are deployed to interesting and in one infamous instance hi

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characters The Raw Shark Texts read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Steven Hall Steven Hall Æ 3 free download Eric Sanderson wakes up in a house one day with no idea who or where he is A note instructs him to see a Dr Randle immediately who informs him that he is undergoing yet another episode of acute memory loss that is a symptom of his severe dissociative disorder Eric's been in Dr Randle's care for two years since the tragic death of h. You know what I likeThis whole genre of stuffy British dudes who find themselves unwillingly going on adventures and discovering that there s to them than just being pasty and flusteredAnd yeah it s a genre There s TONS of books with that same damn plot Thing is they re often very entertainingThey re also usually played for laughs Which is not the case in The Raw Shark Texts Yes the protagonist eventually finds himself drawn into a world where the old rules don t apply Yes he has an adventure Yes he even has a sidekick in the form of an irascible unflappable fortunately non talking ginger catBut it s a story of confusion and grief and loss Eric Sanderson has lost everything he ever held dear including himself beginning with a stupid everyday accident and culminating in the predations of a conceptual beast who feeds on memory and swims the currents of ideas and informationIt s a very meta sort of story with much of the narrative being dedicated to the biology of ideas and memes how they grow and evolve how they have their own ecosystem that interacts with our material one There s also a fair bit of fourth wall breaking but not in the usual sense as the words and type on the page are molded and re arrange to become illustration than textI m not sure I can properly review this book I really don t have the language for it But I can assure you even if the plot is a bit familiar the ideas are uite unlike anything you re likely to have encountered

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characters The Raw Shark Texts read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Steven Hall Steven Hall Æ 3 free download A uest to recover the truth and escape the remorseless predatory forces that threatens to devour him The Raw Shark Texts is a kaleidoscopic novel about the magnitude of love and the devastating effect of losing that love It will dazzle you it will move you and will leave an indelible imprint like nothing you have read in a long ti. Duh DumDuh DumDum dum dum dum dum dum DUMOk that was a poor attempt to mimic the Jaws theme tune in text format but hey it s not that easyOn Animosity Island everyone is looking forward to the summer season The picket fences are suitably white the sky is picture postcard blue and the beaches of fine yellow sand are ready to receive the beach towels and inflatable toys of hundreds of British holiday makers For Chief Brady head of the Animosity Island police department there is one fly in the sunscreen there s something in the water A girl is washed up on the beach with huge L s and U s bitten out of her Then little Alex Kidney is ripped from his inflatable doughnut and reduced to nothing than a red ink blot on the ocean waves Chief Brady and his faithful sidekick Mitt Hopperrenowned beard wearer and oceanographer take to the high seas to investigate They uickly stumble upon the half submerged and chewed up remains of a boat belonging to a local fisherman When Hopper explores the damaged hull he is startled to find a huge letter U embedded in the hull Then suddenly the boat shifts and a copy of the Raw Shark Texts drops in front of him Hopper screams and breaks for the surface THIS IS NOT WHAT THE RAW SHARK TEXTS IS ABOUTBut it does contain some heavy referencing to Jaws and as I love that film then that s ok by me The Raw Shark texts is conceptually uite brilliant and I have to admit I loved parts of it The first Eric Sanderson has been eaten by a Ludovician a conceptual shark which follows the stream of information that people generate thoughts conversations mail emails and slowly takes great big bitey chunks out of their memory until they become a sort of un person Brilliant Conceptual sharks Love itRemnants of Eric survive these shark induced fugue states and so following notes left by the First Eric Sanderson the Second Eric Sanderson tries to catch and kill the Ludovician before he s a goner too In order to do this Eric has to hunt down Dr Trey Fidorous who lives in un space Un space which is entered via Waterstones Brilliant To this end he is accompanied by Ian the cat and Scout who is an un version of the improbably super cool girlfriend Clio AamesThere are all sorts of other I m mad but you re not supposed to know how mad subtext occurring most of which is based around the death of Clio Aames improbably super cool girlfriend of the First Eric Sanderson Women reading this will in all likelihood intensely dislike the conceptual memory of Clio Aames I was secretly hoping that she got eaten by a real shark and that is why she wasn t around any Sadly not In the end the attempt to catch and kill the Ludovician is based on the shark chase scene in Jaws complete with a couple of chapter titles which are an outright homage to these ad lib ed scenes including Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish Ladies If this book also had a chapter called Show me the way to go home I m tired and I want to go to bed then I might well have given it five stars Wikipedia also says that as well as the 36 chapters of the book I ve just read there are also a series of 36 un chapters which have to be hunted down on line This book is clever This is also the kind of marketing wet dream that causes publishers to have a little sex wee and hi five each other for being seven kinds of zeitgeist Probably not as clever as House of Leaves and a number of people have dubbed it House of Leaves lite or maybe it was just me I forget as the Ludovician has been taking chunks out of my own memory recentlyAnyway the star of the show was Ian the cat He survived and wasn t as mad as Eric Sanderson either versions one or two and he wasn t as smug as Clio Aames either

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characters The Raw Shark Texts read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Steven Hall Steven Hall Æ 3 free download Is great love Clio while the two vacationed in the Greek islandsBut there may be to the story or it may be a different story altogether As Eric begins to examine letters and papers left in the house by the first Eric Sanderson a staggeringly different explanation for what is happening to Eric emerges and he and the reader embark on. There might be very minor spoilers here but I doubt they will make any sense to you if you haven t read the book so read on unles you are uber paranoid about spoilers The Raw Shark Texts It s supposed to be a literary psychological thriller where Jorge Luis Borges meets Danielewski meets Matrix meets Fight Club meets Jaws I thought Oh dear Steve I hope you know what you are running up against and I hope your game is tightThe book starts with the main character waking up on the floor not knowing who or where he is His personal memory seems to have been wiped clean This is a tried and tested opening that is sure to grip anyone from the first page The problem with it is that you have to back it up The book has to live up to its premiseI give credit where credit is due Steve Hall had a superb idea Our narrator Eric Sanderson is hunted by a kind of conceptual fish the kind of fish that lives in a purely abstract world and feeds on thoughts ideas memories Somehow he stepped on the toe of the most dangerous conceptual fish out there the Ludovician a conceptual euivalent of the great white shark And it eats his memory Nom nom nomThere are also very funnyscary albeit gimmicky typographical illustrations in the text They even looked cute on my kindleWhile I think the idea was brilliant I feel there was a little of wasted opportunity there We are made to understand that the way to fight the shark or at least to keep it at bay so to speak is to use so some sort of flow of information to throw him off your scent and set up a conceptual loop which works like a shark cage And our hero uses other people s post and Dictaphones to do that Dictaphones What is it 1985 What else Maybe he should fax the shark as well Why not set up some computers with facebook and twitter accounts that would constantly get new followers and feedback to each other ad infinitum Perfect conceptual loop Or why throw letter bombs made of shredded phone books and such at your shark Why not treat it with a stream of penis enlargement and Russian brides spam That should send it all the way back to last century Why go through other people s post where you can just download their blogs twitters tumblrs facebooks and emails I mean if I were looking for tons of pointless information the Internet would be the first place I would go toBut fine Steve I am with you Let s party like it s 1985 Dictaphones and all So I am suspending my disbelief conceptual sharks some zombie like figures Un space yeah me neither until Hall introduces Eric s love interest in its two incarnations Scout and Clio And boy oh boy ain t she a dream come true for any nerdy boy She s got boobs and likes to show them she knows about computers rides a motorcycle and talks like she is reading a sitcom script She never mentions kids or marriage She is a superhero but also slightly damaged inside so can be occasionally protected She is Lara Croft meets Leelo from the Fifth Element And here comes the love story with the extra cheese on top Here comes the melodrama when Eric decides to sulk for half of the book over something that a PMSing sixteen year old girl would have a hard time sulking over for longer than 40 minutes I can t take this I shout Jeez louise Steve what are you doing Why are you doing it And then at the end Steve tells my why he was doing it And it makes sense and I get it And he knew that I knew but I didn t know that he knew that I knew And ha ha the joke is on me But you know what Steve I could ve stopped reading there and then if I wasn t so OCD about finishing every book that I start I really do get it but I still don t know why I was forced to read 100 or so pages of that bad soap opera So there goes one star from what could ve been a four star bookAnd then of course there is the ending Oh

  • Hardcover
  • 427
  • The Raw Shark Texts
  • Steven Hall
  • English
  • 21 June 2019
  • 9781841959115